Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dance Class Challenge: 43/100 - Tracy Anderson's Post-Pregnancy Workout

A post-pregnancy workout?! Let me explain.  I've been feeling self-conscious about my low abs for a few months, particularly after seeing them folded in an unflattering way in some photos.  I'm all about doing what I can to change the things I don't like about myself, so I put out a call for suggestions on toning my low abs on my Facebook page.  A fellow dancer friend (with wonderfully tight abs) told me her secret was this DVD.  It makes perfect sense; the low abs get pretty flabby after pregnancy.  I got my hands on a copy and gave it a whirl.

I like that Tracy Anderson is a former professional dancer, that she shed the 60 lbs. she gained during her pregnancy with this technique, and that she likes to eat.  The nearly hour-long workout has an extensive ab workout and some stuff for the butt, arms and legs.  Don't let the classical soundtrack or slow moves fool you; it is an ass kicker.  There were things I couldn't do, and I used to have amazing core strength.  She recommends you do this workout four to six times a week to really see the results.  I've done it about three times so far.  (The first time I tried it was shortly after my oral surgery so I didn't get very far.  Last night I had Buster dropping a ball in my crotch to play fetch and Doodlebug licking my face with her garlicky tongue while I was working out.  Add that to the two full rounds and it's been about three times.)  I'm going to try to do it at least three times a week as I cram in my other dance classes so I can make 100 this year.


  1. I feel your pain. Every time I do yoga, I end up with a chihuahua on my face.

    Gonna have to track down this DVD. Genetics have left me with less than spectacular abs and no core strength!

  2. Follow the hyperlink on her name above to Amazon. They have it. :)